Ford

Ford Explorer

Price $34,899 – $60,699
Fuel consumption 9.2 – 14.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 70%(view ratings)
This year, Ford’s midsized utility vehicle receives some cosmetic updates, new alloy wheel designs and several other minor changes. As for powertrains, there’s a 290-horsepower, 3.5-litre V6, a fuel-efficient turbocharged, 2.3-litre four cylinder with 280 horsepower as well as a 365-horsepower, twin-turbo, 3.5-litre V6 in the Explorer Sport. Available features include all-wheel drive, a two-pane panoramic sunroof and a SYNC 3 infotainment system.

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First Drives2020 Ford Explorer: Five-pronged Attack
STEVENSON, Washington— The Explorer is the most successful vehicle launched by America’s oldest manufacturer in the last 30 years. Sure, the Ford GT is spectacular and the Mustang deserves a lot of praise, but these two sports cars have not changed the daily lives of hundreds of millions of people …
Test Drives2016 Ford Explorer Limited: Efficient Family Hauler
The Ford Explorer is often referred to as the original sport utility vehicle that created the segment when it was introduced back in 1991. For those who don’t know, an SUV is generally defined as a utility vehicle or truck having a body-on-frame construction. This differs from a crossover vehicle …
First Drives2016 Ford Explorer Platinum: Curbing Excess For Success
It takes an enormous amount of human intervention to make a place appear as though it has never before been glimpsed by bipedal beings. Yellowstone National Park has long been cherished by Americans as a compelling geographical representation of the wild and untamed character that is their birthright, its jagged …
Spotlight on2016 Ford Explorer Platinum: We're Driving It This Week
This week The Car Guide is driving the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum from Bozeman, Montana, to Jackson, Wyoming. The all-new Platinum is the most luxurious version of Ford's long-standing mid-size SUV, and it will get the chance to flaunt its inner and outer beauty as we pilot it through Yellowstone, …
Blog2014 Best Buys: Intermediate SUVs Under $50,000
What do the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2014 Ford Explorer and 2014 Honda Pilot have in common? Yes, they’re all 2014 models, but what else? They’re our three winners in the intermediate SUV under $50,000 category! The Jeep Grand Cherokee takes top honours thanks to its cutting-edge turbodiesel engine, high-quality …

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RecallsOlder Ford Explorers Recalled Over Suspension Concerns
Ford has announced a major recall that affects some 775,000 Explorer SUVs from 2013-2017 . There are 676,152 of them in North America including 32,095 in Canada. The vast majority were sold in high-corrosion regions, particularly those with a combination of cold winter weather with relative high humidity and substantial …
ElectricFord Plans EV Variants of Explorer, Aviator, Possibly Bronco
During the company’s Capital Markets Day for investors on Wednesday, Ford deepened its commitment to electrification and made a number of key announcements. In particular, two new electric vehicle platforms are coming. Ford's chief product platform and operations officer, Hau Thai-Tang, explained that there will be a platform for rear-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive …
NewsFord Introduces Explorer Timberline for Real Explorations
Off-road and adventure-oriented vehicles are the new hot trend across the industry. Less than a year after resurrecting the Bronco , Ford is about to please large families with a more rugged version of its popular three-row midsize SUV. The new 2021 Explorer Timberline will arrive in dealerships this summer …
RecallsFord to Recall 700,000 Vehicles in North America
Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall that affects approximately 700,000 vehicles across North America including 76,566 in Canada. Apparently, there is insufficient electrical conductivity within the printed circuit board internal to the rear-view camera, causing the latter to intermittently display a blank or distorted image. Affected vehicles include the …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2020 Best Buys: Ford Explorer
Every year, The Car Guide publishes its Best Buys in nearly 30 different vehicle categories. Today we continue our review of the 2020 winners with a look at midsize SUVs , a market segment often dominated by the Japanese. Well, surprise, an American model trumps all of them this year.
RecallsFord Announces Four More Recalls in Canada
Ford has just issued four safety recalls including three for North America and another one for Canada only. The largest recall affects approximately 1.2 million 2011-2017 Ford Explorer SUVs in the United States and around 28,000 in Canada. Units that are exposed to frequent full rear suspension articulation (jounce and …
NewsJeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Explorer Fail Latest IIHS Crash Test
Vehicle safety has made huge process in recent years especially with the addition of advanced driver assist systems, but when it comes to crash protection, shockingly, a lot of improvement can still be made. Take the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) latest passenger-side small overlap test on midsize …

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Episodes
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2001
Motoring TV 2001 Episode 24
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